Why am I here?

Why am I here? For that matter, why is anyone here? Why be in a business of your own? Why start? Why leave a job that is secure? Why take the chance?

The “why” is one of the first questions one must answer when getting into business. When first asked, many will answer with “to make more money” or “to have more time” or “control my own destiny.” Nice back of the milk carton answers, but they are not deep enough. Think deeper. Get a why you can see before you. Get an image that burns in your  mind so deeply that nothing will get in your way.

Your “why” becomes your passion. It becomes something that will attract others to you. It becomes the reason they want to join you. It becomes the power that enables them to reach their “why”. It is the seed that becomes contagious. It grows throughout your group to overcome all adversity. It becomes the over reaching goal that WILL be obtained.

Find your “why”. It is yours. It is no one else’s. It is passion. It is the start of your brand.

Game On!

Game on! A call to start. A call to be ready. A call to reconnect and get serious. A call to refocus. A video?

The sporting expression many times is used in life by one to show another that now things are serious. Another expression, “Bring it on!” has some similar meanings. Let’s start and let’s win! It’s time to get the game on.

In season four of the hit web serious “The Guild,” the expression is used in the “let’s play” context to get Codex to get on-line and play. What follows is an addictive Bollywood style sing-along, complete with elephant. It showcases some of the other talents of the cast and is a favorite among the show’s fans. It is great fun.

Lead to get started in your business, having the “Game On!” attitude will lead to success. It is a never quit, always persevere notion. It is rare that games are won on the first play, same with business. Leaders rise to the top through their own sweat and tears. It is the never stopping that brings results, regardless of showing weakness.

Keep moving. Keep pressing on toward you goals. Get it done and push forward. Don’t worry about cracks and go around obstacles. The idea is to be unbreakable, not perfect, not insincere, not giving up.

The Marketing Event of the Year

On May 21st in Phoenix, Arizona, the most amazing event will take place. It will not be witnessed by many people and some of the attendees will not doubt miss the significance, but for those who are prepared, it will change their lives forever. Though billed as a marketing event, it is really a journey of self-discovery for the leaders.

In the realm of marketing, branding is king. Creating a brand that has appeal to your target audience is a never ending process. When that brand is, it is of more import that you build correctly. The event in Phoenix is meant for such. Discover your brand, build your brand and market true to your brand.

Being true can be one of the hardest ideals of marketing to maintain. All too often it is too easy to over-hype and over-promise on your brand to not deliver. Once jaded about your brand, it is very hard to reacquire a good reputation. The wrong news spreads faster than the correct. Tread carefully and with integrity.

One may wonder how this event will be helpful. Getting to meet and be with the founders and leaders of CarbonCopyPRO is how. While it is true that many other business hold such events, very few limit the attendance to the serious and allow such up close access. Attend your typical MLM event and there will be thousands. The speakers, though leaders, are not close to the founders nor are they are accessible. If one has earned enough, one might get to sit closer, but that is it. How is that helpful? It isn’t. It is just a “Rah, rah, we rock!” party not an event geared to help you build your dream. This event is.

How can you get to the Master Marketing Event? Easy, plug into the system and get your ticket. Your next 90 days will never be the same.

Being Gracious in Anger

The Internet is a fickle place. Use a great deal of effort to make a good name for yourself and it could be gone in an instant. The Internet has a long memory for the negative and very short for positive words for your and your business. Bad customer reviews are one thing, but words of anger from you are far more damaging.

Ever been wronged by a business? Perhaps a repair technician didn’t show up when scheduled or an install didn’t go well. Once a complaint was filed, the business didn’t generate much of an effort to fix the situation. The Internet has many places where one can find some measure of solace by writing a scathing review. Too many of such reviews and one might become known as a grave complainer.

Being gracious in anger is a trait not easily acquired. It takes a tender spirit mixed with the heart of the bulldog. The ideal is not to be a simple doormat, but not to be the barking hag. Be stern, but not overbearing. It is a spirit that is slow to overheat, but quick in seeking resolution. It pushes toward a solution and brings others with along, not as reluctant bystanders, but as engaged participants.

Think as though you are the one receiving the anger. How would you respond to someone full of venom and fire? Would you be willing to understand and resolve their problem? Now imagine the complaint is being given from someone obviously annoyed, but graciously anxious to resolve the issue. Would you be far more willing to resolve the issue? Maybe even feel as though you had helped a great deal. That is being gracious in anger. That is how to direct your energies properly.